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cheats of all kinds. it's a world u.s. law enforcement has rarely been able to penetrate. so the idea the ubs, one of switzerland's largest banks, would agree to turn over information on thousands of american tax cheats would have once been unthinkable. but it happened in part because of a whistle-blower who i sat down with in 2010. for his efforts he's been rewarded with a federal prison term and the possibility of endless riches. though he was born and raised in the boston area, bradley birkenfeld spent most of the last decade living in switzerland, helping wealthy americans hide their money. he was based in geneva, where he says there may be more money-counting machines than parking meters, in a country that once bragged it had more banks than dentists. >> it's not swiss money in those banks. it's foreigners'. you have a culture there that has been ingrained in society about managing people's money, protected by swiss bank secrecy. >> and who has a right to that information under swiss law? >> only the banker and the bank itself. >> how unusual is it for a swiss banker to come forw
one set for april in the u.s. although he is under contract to run, the management company said he is dropping out to deal with the faces he is charged with. he is accused of shooting his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp >>> and now a long awaited journey begins on a ten-day tour including the u.s. sanchez says she does not want to tamp her criticism of cuba, but she does plan to return. >>> and this is the second to the last time that pope benedict will address the crowds of faithful from the windows at the square. thousands of people turned out to have him ask for prayers for the next pope. ben wedeman is covering the story for us in rome. >> reporter: a much larger crowd crammed into st. peters square to hear pope benedict give his penultimate prayer. he asked for them to pray for him and the next pope. the pope is now going into a week-long lenten retreat. this is an annual tradition, and part of the lenten season. when he reemerges, he will convene the last angelis prayer and then step down as the pontiff. it is not clear when the conclave, that meeting of 117 cardinals assemb
of scandal is unlikely to happen in the u.s. our country no longer slaughters horses. the companies involved in the scandal do not export beef to the u.s. >> now, maryland's most accurate forecast. >> let's take a look at the weather for you. it is improving weather here on the most powerful radar. you see the snow showers have come to an end. the streamers were coming all the way across pennsylvania towards the great lakes. take a look at some of the weather in motion throughout the day today. it was interesting as we tack a look at the camera shots across maryland. that was kind of a wild-looking sky over bel-air. on and off snow showers. brief reductions in visibility. almost can't call these classic snow showers. these were like snow bursts. and then even light accumulations on the football field out the manchester way. let's take a look at current conditions. cold and, yes, the winds are how longs. 22 to 28 miles per hour. windchill from the west is feeling like just 8 to 13 above. brutally cold with the snow showers continuing here as we go through the overnight hours. and we look at t
president obama's speech on growing gun violence in the u.s. in the windy city. she was to the to death in an alariy university hour after her younger sister destiny atemperatures the president's peach on friday. it is believed that the friend that she was with was the intended target. the family says the tragedy is surreal. >> it real hi hurt me when i found out it happened to my sister. i was just listening to. i was thinking about that and they called me and told me what happened to my sister. >> police are questioning two people considered persons of interest but have not made any arrests. >>> more controversy surrounding the gun control debate now. congress' latest plan to crack down on assault weapons would actually protect more than 2200 guns. that includes a semiautomatic rifle. the ruger 223 caliber mini 14 is on the list to be banned but a similar model would be exempted. the exempted one cannot be folded to be more compact. some experts say the proposed firearms list shows the a lack of understanding and expertise about guns. >>> it is president's day and who better to celebr
over the weekend allows for an eight year path to residency for the undocument already inside u.s. borders and within hours of that plan's release florida senator marco rubio fired back saying if proposed the bill will be dead on arrival in congress leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal situation for years to come. the chief of staff defended the white house choice to be ready to go it alone. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas which is we're preparing. we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure the group up there, the gang of eight, makes the good progress on these efforts as much as they say they want to. >> republicans on the hill are upping the ante and accusing the administration of political games man ship that will backfire. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want another ka joel to beat up republicans. >> leaking this out that's it in the wrong direction. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan
senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign ministers office, which i think would be breathtaking if he said that to have such a view. i got a letter back from senator hagel in response to my question, did you say that and do you believe that, and the letter said he did not recall saying that, he disavows that statement. >> it's not enough for you? >> well, if, in fact, that's true, that would end that matter because he has previously inside a book that the jewish lobby influences the u.s. senate and makes us -- pushes us to make very bad decision. if the second statement were true, he said that the secretary of state's office is under the control of the israeli foreign ministers. those two together would show an edge and a view of the israeli u.s. relationship way out of the mainstream, so i'll just take him at his word medicals something new comes along. >> kristen welker, what does the white house have to say about this? they seem to be confident that he is going to get through next week. >> they continue to be confident, andrea. i can tell
on this behind the scenes and someone decided to give it to "u.s.a. today" and "u.s.a. today" reported on it and now everyone is talking about. the thing here, thomas, is that republicans overall criticism is that the president doesn't lead, the president doesn't lead on the economy, the president doesn't lead on immigration. the president doesn't lead on gun control if you will. when the president does take action, action that he telegraphed verbally saying if congress doesn't do something, i am going to step in and do something, they criticize him for taking the steps to jump into a position to lead on an issue that he cares about that a lot of other people care about. thomas, if the immigration panel in the senate falls flat as we have seen happen many times in congress, come up with gangs and try am to come up with plans and nothing happens. if the immigration gang falls flat, the president would be in a position to step in and say, here, here is the plan, republicans want to say to the president playing politics with this and i think the president is trying to get something done.
. he was scheduled to run in australia, brazil, the u.s., the uk and russia. while pistorius is in court on tuesday for a bail hearing, reeva's family says they'll be a memorial service for her as producers of her reality show released this farewell message from her, meant to be to the cast, but which now becomes her last words, her last good-bye. >> i take with me so many amazing memories and things that are in here and in here that i'll treasure forever. i'm going to miss you all so much. i love you very, very much. >> what a sad story that is. robyn kurnow reporting for us. we'll have more on that later here in "the situation room" as well. other news we're following including some painful budget cuts that will be felt by all of us. they're not only days away, they could affect you in some unexpected ways. plus, senator john mccain is alleging a massive cover-up on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> so it's the state department's fault? who would you blame? who is responsible then? i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always wa
% of the u.s. housing market. so that will be a critical read on recovery in the housing market and also a fresh look the consumer price index. we know that gas prices are squeezing. gas prices are 20 cents high they are week than they were the same time last year. 20 cents higher. and you're taking less out of your paycheck because of payroll tax holiday expired. for those of you really worried about gas prices in new york and chicago. you're going to hit $4 a gallon earlier than we ever have in the year. so brace yourself there. also brace yourself if you're a federal worker. you're facing a furlough, unpaid days off. you can blame the sequester. a controller for the office of management and budget said this won't happen until after march 1st. that's when the massive spending cuts begin if congress doesn't act the sequester. federal employees must give a 30-day notice before furlough. unions that represent the workers right now having a big part in how that's going to happen and when. but there are 2.1 million federal employees that fall under this cost cutting measure. so tough choice
it is traded in u.s. dollars? >> what he is doing is printing a ton of dollars if. if you increase the supply of anything you tend to lower the price. so the exchange rate for the u.s. dollar is going down. this is will gradually going down. the world oil market is priced in u.s. dollars. so you have to compensate so up goes the price of oil and, therefore, up goes the price of gasoline. right now everybody's paycheck is lower after the social security tax increases of january 1st and everybody's gas bill is going straight up. you have very limited retail sales in the post holiday season this could slow the economy. it's the inflation that everybody can see and feel every day. you get in your car and drive past the gas station you can see the price going up. >> steve: do you remember five or six years when the price of gasoline was going up, george bush is responsible for this. he has pals in the gas business, they are just getting taken. and you said highest gas in february you are only person talking about it. >> i'm waiting for schumann shoe march demanding an investigation of the oil prod
killed and another 125 wounded. the blasts mainly targeted outdoor markets. the u.s. embassy has condemned the attacks. >>> a cuban blogger and fierce critic of the cuban government finally got to leave havana today at least for 80 days. he had been refused an exit visa for years. she's headed on an 80 day tour of ten countries including the u.s. she said she doesn't plan to temper her criticism just because she got the exit visa but she acknowledged it could be her last trip out of the country. >>> in a snowy southern russia they're still cleaning up broken glass and still trying to calm down after that meteor plowed into the earth the other day. some people near the impact site say they're afraid to stand near windows remembering that cosmic explosion friday morning that injured more than 1,000 people and damaged thousands of buildings. >>> now to israel and the strange case of prisoner "x." his apparent suicide inside an israeli prison was kept under wraps for two years because of extreme censorship. his identity has been revealed opening a host of new questions with few answe
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to buy things like fur coats, and a football signed by u.s. presidents. meanwhile, on the campaign front in the race to replace jackson in congress, we're seeing one of the first muscle-flexings. dropped her bid and endorsed robin kelly, attacking groups backing kelly. over the weekend both paul ryan and rand paul threw some logs on the old speculation fire. >> the point is i don't know the answer because i'm just not putting a great deal of thought into it. i'm not foreclosing any opportunity. i may or i may not. i just don't know, because right now we just had an election. we've got jobs to do. >> you sound like you're running. >> we won't make a decision till 2014, but i think i do want the party to become a national party again and not lose sight of how we grow as a party, so i will continue in that vein for a couple of years and then decide. >> let's be realistic. rand paul absolutely sounded more professed finance ryan paul. finally, president obama celebrating president's day on the green. he teamed up with tiger woods yesterday in the floridian golf club yesterday. that was woods
hagel. critics say he isn't supportive enough u.s. ally israel and is unreasonably sympathetickic to iran. still, gop opponents say they will probably allow a confirmation vote when they return from break on the 25th. >>> a leaked immigration proposal from the white house is drawing some harsh criticism from republicans. the draft bill leaked to "usa today" would create a special sleys afor illegal immigrants allowing them to stay in the u.s. while they wait for permanent legal status. -- a special visa for illegal immigrants. >>> time now no the morning line. >> and u2. >> what? >> that was u2 and you too as well. >> let's just do this. >> the runners and caps had their first meeting yesterday. we don't like them. you know why? because they beat us last year in the semifinals. >> that is a good reason not to like somebody. >> you ever been in madison square guardens? >> yes, went there and saw the big east tournament last year. >> how did you get tickets? >> don't be asking that. >> caps are up 1-0 but rangers are pretty good. this is why they're pretty good. they may good defen
this week, housing starts, building personal its, and existing home sales, also u.s. manufacturing will be in focus, just as the dow is holding below the 14,000 mark. >>> and in england, bbc reporters walking off the job for 42 hours to protest job cuts. the union saying poor decision- making by bbc leadership is leading to quality journalism being compromised. now some 2,000 more jobs are at risk, after 7,000 have been cut. >>> and makers mark bourbon won't be watered down at all. the move was to help keep up with global demand by stretching thefully supply, but after hearing the outrage, the maker said today they will resume full strength bourbon production, so it will stay 90 proof. they were considering cutting it to 84 proof. >>> we'll be back in a couple of americans with more on this holiday, presidents day. look at the bay bridge approach. gold 0en gate has been the same. it's very quiet out there right now, and it's cloudy and cool initial oakland right now. 50 degrees. only going to get up to 57 this afternoon. medications? i don't know. last immunization shots? really? h
a special visa for illegal immaterial grants allowing them to stay in the u.s. only those who have been convicted of less than three crimes and spent no more than a year in prison. a bipartisan deal is also in the works which would require full boarder security before pathway to citizenship is offered. >>> meanwhile, senator john mccain is speaking out about the delay to vote on the defense d secretary pick. republicans should stop stalling a vote despite a his belief that chuck hagel is not qualified to run the pentagon. >> making headlines around the region now, the investigation continues into a house fire in southeast that critically injuredt a little girl. g flames ripped through this home on 33rd street yesterday morning.ay the 4 year old girl remains in the hospital. a 2 year old boy and three adults were treated for minor injuries. the home's owner is charged with felony threats and simple assault. investigators say he made threats against one of the women living at that home while crews worked to put out the flames.t >>> police on the eastern shore are investigating the murder
in u.s. history. he was number two on the fbi's most wanted list, behind only osama bin laden, and he remained on the lam for 16 years until he was finally captured in june of 2011, living with his girlfriend in a rent-controlled apartment in santa monica, california. joining us is dick lehrer who broke the story with the boston fbi as a reporter for "the boston globe," one of the formost experts, and author of a book, follow up to "black mass" which will be a movie starring johnny depp as whitey. thanks for being here, dick. i guess reading this book, one thing that jumps out at me, you have the whole story established in black mass about the aligns with the fbi and whitey and how the fbi basically let whitey become this notorious crime boss. but this is also a story about the failure of the political system over decades. you have whitey in federal prison for bank robbery in the late '50s, early '60s and there's the speaker of the house of the u.s. representatives, john mccormick, a guy from south boston. robert drinen, a congressman from massachusetts in the '70s as the dean of the
for undocumented immigrants currently living in the u.s. the leap prompted scathing reaction from senators inside the immigration 8. marco rubio warned if proposed, the president's bill would be dead an arrival in congress. and arizona senator, john mccain, who suggested the white house has a greater strategy at play. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want anoth another -- to beat up republicans? >> the president's new chief of staff is defending this back-up plan saying the administration is only doing what it promised to do from the very beginning. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas, which is we're preparing, we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure that that group up there, the gang of eight, makes a good progress on these efforts, as much as they say they want to. >> all right. so if the leak proves anything, this president and the white house is working on an immigration reform plan. joining me is texas democratic congressman henry
.73 across the country. this particular gas station, gas prices are a lot higher, 4.15. as i mentioned, u.s. national average, 3.73. in hawaii, california, higher still, the most expensive place to buy gas right now. 4.28. california not far behind. the cheapest place to buy gas, in wyoming, 3.17. as you mentioned, americans right now spending a lot more money on heating bills, that, of course, means they don't have much money to spare in terms of gas prices, also, we've got taxes going up for a lot of americans. a lot of people seeing paychecks shrink. some taxi drivers, saying they are spending upward of 40, $50, $60 per day. it really is having a huge effect on people. >> what a big mess. thanks, zain appreciate that. >>> jennifer delgado in the weather center this morning with a freeze warning that could spell some serious trouble for florida citrus crops. good morning. >> hi, soledad. the sunshine state needs the sun to come out. temperatures right now still in the mid 20s. we have a hard freeze warning in place anywhere in blue. of course, this is affecting northern and central parts
draft proposal was leaked over the weekend. it calls for a pass to u.s. citizenship, but they wouldn't be granted permanent resident status until eight years after the bill is enacted. congressional republicans accuse the white house of intentionally leaking the information after president obama promised to lead bipartisan congressional talks take the lead. >> does the president want a result or does he want another one to beat up republicans so he can get political advantage in the next election. >> marco rubio released a statement if the president's plan makes it to capitol hill as it, it will be dead on arrival. they said the draft plan was not intentionally leaked and meant as a back up in case congressional talks fail. john mccain is criticizing fellow republicans for stalling a confirmation vote on chuck hagel. he told meet the press yesterday he does not plan to vote for haggle who's a republican and former senator but mccain says there's been enough time to get questions answered about whether hagel is qualified for the job. >>> today is p
. >> reporter: u.s. researchers found preschool-aged children with imitate what they see on tv. >> a lot of children's programming, even though it's children's programming, still shows a lot of violence. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics suggests children, older than 2 should watch less than two hours of tv a day. and that kids younger than 2, shouldn't watch any tv at all. >> reporter: the walshes have trained their children so they know whatnot to watch. >> they all shout at the same time, "we're not allowed to watch that ." >> reporter: they also limit tv time during the week. and make sure their children spend most of their time outside, staying active. in south bury mills, new york, vinita nair, wjz eyewitness news. >> in addition, researchers found that excess television viewing increase the risk of criminal conviction later in life. >>> president john f. kennedy's air force bomber jacket has a new owner. the jacket sold for $665,000 on a president's day auction in massachusetts. hundreds of items were sold by the family of david p
in front. tv. but also about what types of shows they're watching. >> reporter: in the second study, u.s. researchers found preschool-aged children, can imitate what they see on tv. >> a lot of children's programming, even though it's children's programming, still shows a lot of violence. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics suggests children older than 2, should watch less than two hours of tv a day. and that kids younger than 2 shouldn't watch any tv at all. >> reporter: the walshes have strained their children so they know what not to watch. >> they all shouted at the same time, we're not allowed to watch that. >> if you want to be a pirate. >> reporter: they also limit tv time during the week. and make sure their children spend most of their time outside. staying active. in salisbury mills, new york, ve vinita nair, wjz eyewitness news. >> in addition to anti-social behavior, researchers found that excess television viewing in children increase the risk of criminal conviction later in life. >>> still to come on wjz's eyewitness news. i
the sequestration happen. the commonwealth would be burdened by the budget cuts with the pentagon, the u.s. navy base and high numbers of defense and civilian government contractors in the state. >> the president's day celebration is in full swing in alexandria. rolled through old town this afternoon. visitors can get into historic sites. take walking tours. there are even wine tastings going on. >> if you couldn't get to the parade, luck out with tickets to the white house easter egg roll. the lottery opens thursday morning at 10:00. you have from then to the 25th to sign up. march 1st find out if you snagged a ticket in the lottery. scheduled for monday april the 1st. that is the day after easter. head over to myfoxdc.com and look for a link to the ticket site. hopefully you'll have more luck than people trying to get beyonce tickets. >> i'm keeping my fingers crossed. >>> coming up tonight, a new study shows a positive impact certain tv shows can have on your children. >> i pushed him away. that's when he slapped jonah. >> and a man accused of slapping a toddler gets slapped back by his emplo
the terror attacks on our u.s. consulate in libya have also become part of the debate over chuck hagel. and steve scentanni is live with us. >> some republicans are questioning the qualifications of chuck hagel at the pentagon, but probably be confirmed anyway, now, hagel was widely criticized during his performance during the confirmation hearing and they delayed the vote so they'd have more time to ask the questions about the nominee, they say there should be be no hurry. and it's an important position. and here is senator lindsey graham on fox news sunday. >> i think we're doing our job to scrutinize, i think, one of the most unqualified, radical choices for secretary of defense in a very long time. >> meantime, senator john mccain says that hagel is not qualified, but he thinks it's time to go ahead with a vote since enough time has gone by to ask questions and now shall the white house is worried because two important nominations are going so slowly not only hagel, but john brennan to head the cia. >> between john brennan, the cia director and chuck hagel secretary of defense, we
as well. neil, the reason? people are saying because refine riz are down. the u.s. says our oil reserves are up. the fact is they're saying there's more necessity for gas around the globe, and that causes prices to spike, and here in california, as you hear a bus backing up to my right, people are not too happy whatsoever at all. they drive in and out of the station we're at. 4.99. you can drive around southern california in the car culture and fine a number of stations already above $5 a gallon. and again, we're in the middle of winter. wait until april comes around and the summer driving season starts and the prices spike then. people are worried we might see $6 a gallon here in california. i. >> neil: adam, thank you very much. even before the cold, it would cost you more to fill your car. wait until you see how much more it could be costing you just to heat your home. phil is on the -- with the latest on the chill pill. reporter: in the northeast if you're heating with heating oil, prices are 91-cents a gallon more than a year ago, this is mainly because of the aftermath of hurrican
in the republican primary to replace tim scott who has been appointed to the u.s. senate. you may remember that mr. sanford had a few problems during his second term as governor. for a period of six days in june 2009 he literally disappeared. governor sanford originally told his staff he's been hiking on the appalachian trail but this was a lie. in fact, he was cheating on his wife with a mistress in argentina. it then emerged that he used public funds for private use a year earlier again with the same mistress. but despite this hat trick of deception, adultery, and the misuse of public funds mr. sanford refused to resign. he divorced his wife, completed his term, became engaged to his mistress, and now he says he's ready to serve south carolina's first congressional district because he knows that god forgives sinners. >> more recently i have experienced how none of us go through life without mistakes, but in their wake we can learn a lot about grace, a god of second chances, and be the better for it. in that light i humbly step forward and ask for your help in changing washington. >> unfortunatel
. they had come to the u.s. in the '70s, worked multiple jobs, raised four successful children and lived the american dream. mr. yi had just retired so they could travel. and then they were murdered in their own home. detective mike fox had a personal connection to the case. >> he actually was my neighbor at one point, so i would see him out gardening. a very pleasant man. >> not a neighborhood where you would expect this to happen? >> no. this is another crime where you have a victim that hadn't done anything to deserve it. >> and the crime detective fox and his colleagues had investigated had been especially vicious. mrs. ye had been beaten and suffocated with a plastic grocery bag. her husband had been beaten to death. but before he died, mr. ye took a swipe at his killer. and his dna was found under mr. ye's fingernails. police now knew it was the dna of clifton bloomfield. he had not even been a suspect in the murders. >> part of me was shocked, but part of me was like, makes sense. the brutality of the murders. >> news that bloomfield had committed two more murders sent a shock wav
. sarah endo is in washington for us. how did this fire start? >> according to u.s. coast guard investigators, they have preliminarily determined the fire on board the carnival "triumph" was caused by a leak in a flexible hose that served as a fuel oil return line for the ship's number six engine generator. lieutenant commander theresa hatfield told reporters today, the fuel sprayed up and touched a hot surface, which started the fire. investigators say the crew did a good job in extinguishing the flames and so far have interviewed 21 passengers and crew members and are continuing their on-site investigation. they expect that to be wrapped up by the end of the week. now, the coast guard commander says they're also looking into why the ship was inoperable even though some of the backup systems were working. they anticipate it will be six months before everything is completed. and the bohemian maritime authority are the lead investigators on this case, since the ship is registered in the bahamas. >> did the country at the time, i know you covered this, you were up there in the hel
to increase not just here in the u.s., but globally because of a better outlook for the global economy. the price of oil has been modestly higher since the beginning of the year. you don't need me to tell you that. the good news is it has been relatively stable since the summer, carol. you haven't seen the real crazy spikes that we've seen over the years. carol? >> alison kosik reporting live from new york this morning. move over, guys. danica patrick in the top spot. patrick won the pole position for the daytona 500, becoming the first woman to win a pole at any nascar top division race. she later spoke with cnn's don lemon, who asked her, if she could comprehend that she made history. >> i that i that understanding the scope of what that means and what that will end up meaning, or if any, is something that happens down the road. in the moment, it's about thinking about what i need to do for next sunday and trying to make some more history. i love that to go beyond racing in general, i mean, just to kind of break gender barriers, i feel that one of the coolest things is to be able to
to pass a background check, learn english and u.s. history, and pay back taxes. susan mcginnis with more now from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. it is not clear whether the white house leaked this plan on purpose or not, but either way, lawmakers here on capitol hill want that plan tabled so that a group of senators known as the gang of eight can continue their
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